Kenichi Nakajima

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Artist
1978, Sendai Japan birth​​


Solo Exhibition and Selected Group Exhibitions​

  •  “RUB – Now Wave and Graphic Activism” at Flux Factory (New York, 2019)

  •  “NEW JAPANESE HORIZON” at WAH Center (New York, 2019)
  •  “SJAC 2019 Exhibition” at TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK (New York, 2019)
  •  “Two Self-Portraots” Pop up two persons exhibition at 1201 Lexhinton Ave, Presented by THE PERSPECTIVE COLLECTIVE (New York, 2019)
  •  “20th Annual WHA Salon Art Club Show” at WAH Center (New York, 2019)
  •  “Part 3 Permanent Collection: Acquired Between 2010-2012” at WAH Center (New York, 2018)

  •  “Hoshizora Gala” at Shapeshifter Lab Brooklyn (New York, 2018)    

  •  “19th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show” at WAH Center (New York, 2018)    

  •  “Online Exhibition Show #47: Deep Stretch” at Field Projects Gallery (New York, 2018)

  •  "Life On Earth" at WAH Center (New York, 2017)

  •  "Creative Mischief 2017" at National Academy Museum (New York, 2017)
  •  "Freedom of Expression show" at Francesco Art Space (New York, 2017)
  •  "18th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show" at WAH Center (New York, 2017)​

  •  "Creative Mischief 2016" at National Academy Museum (New York, 2016)
  •  "JART6TH Annual Emerging Japanese Artists Exhibition" at WAH Center (New York, 2016)
  •  "17th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show" at WAH Center (New York, 2016)
  •  "BOUNDARY-less" at Pleiades Gallery (New York, 2015)
  •  "UNUSUALLY NATURAL Pop-up group show" at IDEAL GLASS (New York
, 2015)
  •  "NEW YORK - TOKYO International fine art exhibition" at NIW Gallery (Tokyo, Japan
, 2015)
  •  "TOKYO art crossing BERLIN Maine Exhibition" and "SCREENING PROGRAM" at neurotitan gallery (Berlin, Germany
, 2015)
  •  "TOKYO Short Film & Image Video" at SomoS Art House Salon (Berlin, Germany
, 2015)
  •  "WAH Bridges Self"  at WAH Center (New York
, 2015)
  •  Silent Auction: “Small Works Under $200″ at WAH Center (New York
, 2015)
  •  "JART 5th" Japanese Emerging Artists' Exhibition at WAH center and JART 5th LINK PROGRAM "FEET PROJECT No.3",           (New York
, 2015)
  •  "Lapiz.7" at SARP (Sendai Artist - Run Place) (Miyagi, Japan
, 2015)

  •  "16TH ANNUAL WAH SALON ART CLUB SHOW" at WAH Center (New York, 2015)

  •  ”Palisades December Showcase” at Palisades906 (New York, 2014)

  •  ”Small Goods” Small works benefit show at PROJEKT722 (New York, 2014)

  •  2 persons Exhibition ”Kenichi Nakajima+Natsuko Hattori Exhibition” at Ouchi Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  An International Fine Arts Exhibit ”LIFE IN PROGRESS” at West Park Art Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  An International Fine Arts Exhibit ”INNOVATION OF COLOR” at West Park Art Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  An International Fine Arts Exhibit ”INNOVATION OF BEAUTY” at West Park Art Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  An International Fine Arts Exhibit  ”INNOVATION OF FANTASY” at West Park Art Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  An International Fine Arts Exhibit  ”INNOVATION OF ART” at West Park Art Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  "CREATIVE MISCHIEF Pop-Up Art Exhibition" at National Academy Museum (New York, 2014)

  •  "spring art market Exhibition" at SPACEWOMb (New York, 2014)

  •  "The Paradox of Sculpture" at National Academy Museum and School (New York, 2014)

  •  "JART 4th" Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition at WAH center (New York, 2014)

  •  Exhibited in collaboration sculptural piece with Satoshi Okada in Satoshi Okada Solo Exhibition "LIFE AND COLORS" at Chashama Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  Kenichi Nakajima Solo Exhibition "FROM FEET TO ART" at NY Coo Gallery (New York, 2014)

  •  "Notan Graphic Works From East to West" at Palisades906 (New York, 2014)

  •  "THE TRIP" exhibition at LOFT594 Gallery (New York, 2013)

  •  4 persons exhibition, "significant-matters" at PROJEKT722 (New York, 2013)

  •  "CREATIVE MISCHIEF Pop-Up Art Exhibition" at National Academy Museum (New York, 2013)

  •  "J-ART3rd" Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition at WAH center (New York, 2013)

  •  “THE GRAND HARVEST” International Juried Show with Awards at WAH center (New York, 2013)

  •  "SPRING FLING!" International juried show at WAH center (New York, 2012)
  •  "J-ART2nd" Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition at WAH center (New York, 2012)

  •  “HELP JAPAN” National Academy School (New York, 2011)

  •  "We art one" Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief Exhibition at camel art space (New York, 2011)

  •  "Art For Japan" at STUDIO 57 (New York, 2011)

  •  "Grant Winners Exhibition" at The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery (New York, 2011)
  •  "An Exhibition of Selected Works" at NY Coo Gallery (New York, 2010)

  •  "2nd Annual Small Works Exhibition" at Manhattan Borough President’s Office (New York,2010)
  •  "Students Exhibition" at ISE Gallery (New York, 2009)

  •  "Original Square Foot Show" at AWOL Gallery (Toronto, 2007)

  •  "66th KAHOKU Art Exhibition" at Exhibition hall in FUJISAKI (Japan, 2002)
  •  "64th KAHOKU Art Exhibition" at Exhibition hall in FUJISAKI (Japan, 2000)
  •  "63rd KAHOKU Art Exhibition" at Exhibition hall in FUJISAKI (Japan, 1999)
  •  "6th Sendai Public Art Exhibition" at Sendai Public Gallery (Japan, 1998)
  •  "5th Sendai Public Art Exhibition" at Sendai Public Gallery (Japan,1997)

 

Performance Art

  •  “Two Self-Portraits” Pop up two persons exhibition at 1201 Lexhinton Ave, Presented by THE PERSPECTIVE COLLECTIVE (New York, 2019)
  •  “Massage” performed in performance art piece by Camila Cañeque at “Spring Open House” at MANA Contemporary (New Jersey, 2019)

   •  “Conductor,” a solo creation, including music and 3D art installation, and two person performance art piece performed “secret live” at The Sonic Room at 979 Park Place (New York, 2017)

  •  “Massage,” performed in performance art piece by Camila Cañeque at “The Neo-Doesticity Performance Art Festival” at Glasshouse (New York, 2017)

  •  "Into The Nature" at Central Park (New York, 2016)

  •  "Parade"  performed in performance art piece by Yuko Uchida at the 2016 Bushwick Open Studios (New York, 2016)
  •  "Parade" performed in performance art piece by Yuko Uchida at National Academy Museum (New York, 2016)
  •  "Beat" Collaboration experimental art  with Yuko Uchida at IDEAL GLASS (New York, 2015)
  •  "Inside The Cage" Collaboration experimental art  with Yuko Uchida at STUDIO Y (New York, 2015)

  •  "Restriction & Release" Collaboration experimental art with Yuko Uchida & Noriko Nakano at Palisades906 (New York, 2014)

Grants, Scholarships, Award​s

 

  •  National Academy Museum and School Scholarship (New York, 2013)

  •  National Academy Museum and School Scholarship (New York, 2013)

  •  National Academy Museum and School Scholarship (New York, 2012)

  •  The 16th Anniversary Grand Harvest Emerging Artist Award (New York, 2012)

  •  Margo L. H. Hammers Chlag Scholarship (New York, 2011)

  •  NY Coo Gallery Open Art Contest Judge's Choice Award (New York, 2010)
  •  Xavier and Ethel Edwards Gonzalez Grant​ (New York, 2009)

  •  Edward G. Mcdowell Travel Grant (New York, 2009)

  •  66th KAHOKU Art Competition Selected (Japan, 2002)
  •  64th KAHOKU Art Competition Selected (Japan, 2002)
  •  63rd KAHOKU Art Competition Selected​ (Japan, 2002)

  •  Association for Technical and Career Education President Prize (Japan, 1999)

  •  Alumni Association President Prize (Japan, 1999)
  •  6th Sendai Public Art Competition Fine work Prize (Japan, 1999)
  •  5th Sendai Public Art Competition Selected ​​(Japan, 1997)

Web Project
 

  •  NEW CITY ART FAIR New York (New York, 2012)

 

Public Collection

 

  •  “WOMAN” in Yuko Nii Foundation's permanent collection (New York)   

  •  “Standing Woman” in Yuko Nii Foundation’s permanent collection (New York)

  •  “Flower on Me” and “Fujin” in Yuko Nii Foundation’s permanent collection (New York)   

  •  “At The Time” in Yuko Nii Foundation’s permanent collection (New York)   

  •  “Black Window” in the Sumiko Takeda Nakazato permanent collection (New York)     

  •  “Guilt and Punishment” in the Sumiko Takeda Nakazato permanent collection (New York)   

  •  “Foot and Boot” in NY Coo Gallery permanent collection (New York)   

  •  “12:15 noon” in the Bernadette Schweihoff permanent collection (Berlin, Germany)   

  •  “Torso” in the Sally Jacobs Baker permanent collection (New York)


Education

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  •  National Academy Art School (MIXED MEDIA) (New York, 2012-2014)

  •  The Art Students League of New York (Fine Arts Sculpture) (New York, 2010-2012)
  •  The Art Students League of New York (Fine Arts Painting) (New York, 2007-2010)

  •  Sendai Vocational College of Design (Fine Art) (Japan, 1997-1999 )